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chains (sprocket) - February 22, 2009, 10:59 AM

just wondering whats the difference or can one tell the difference between say 520/530/525 etc chains? how does one know what one they need?

i understand one may need more links to account for sprocket changes.
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just wondering whats the difference or can one tell the difference between say 520/530/525 etc chains? how does one know what one they need?

i understand one may need more links to account for sprocket changes.
If it is stock it can be found out by the manual or calling a shop.
If you are wanting to change gearing and need to know, I have never changed a sprocket without changing the entire set, then it didn't matter.
Difference is width and usually strength until recently.


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February 22, 2009, 11:48 AM

they are different sized chains with 520 being the smallest, the sprockets will have to match the size of the chain, if you're just riding street, I'd reccomend 525
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When I said until recently, some chain manufacturers are actually making smaller chains such as a 520 that are just as strong if not stronger than a 530.
Also many sprockets such as vortex have the number on the side.
The stock ones usually don't.


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February 22, 2009, 12:06 PM

so aftermarket sprockets may have the number on the side of them to tell me what chain is needed?

i have a 97 ninja zx600c and havent found much regarding sprockets. if i recall properly i found vortex front sprockets, and no rears, and no sets that apply to my bike.

so i may have to do a front and just do a -2 up front with stock rear sprocket. lenght should be the same roughly probably correct (number of links i guess i should say).
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Here is a 530 set chain and sprockets on ebay for $109
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawas...121210009r4286

Not sure this is for the C as I don't know what the stock gear is.
15/39 or 16/48 seems to be the 2 differences.


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15/40 should be stock for that bike
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Run 520 chain and sprockets and you will be fine. I run 520 on my 95 ZX9.


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http://www.gearingcommander.com

choose your bike, load presets (stock, it'll do it for you), change the "custom" settings to find what you want and compare. the site has other helpful infos too. however when you change the sprocket size, the chain size box doesn't change...so that's kinda wack.

you can also check out cheapcycleparts.com and put together a chain and sprocket kit yourself...may find it to be cheaper than buying a kit.
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15/39 is stock setup for bike since its a 600.....cheapcycles.com (oem parts section said this...and its a 600r apparently)...so when i search for parts am i better looking for a 97 600r or a ilt 12-96 and most things that say theyll fit a zx600c only say zx600c1-c9, while my bike is considered by kawi to be a zx10...you think they just threw all the leftovers together form 96 and made a 97 model...hence the crossover or variations in call out names......??
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not sure what you decided to do, but here is a good thread on gixxer.com - there are plenty more if you want to look further.

http://www.gsxr.com/showthread.php?p=706561

don't forget to do a quick search on a bike specific forum...i just searched
"530 sprockets"

i'm going to do a 520 to 530 conversion. i'm not a racer or stunter, so the light weight of the 520 does me no real good. ...annnnd cuz there is a $60 brand new 530 chain on here for sale.. lol
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Go figure.. 05 r6 isn't listed.
find the bike that is compatible. the 99 gsxr 750 isn't listed either, so i use the presets for the 98 gsxr 750
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find the bike that is compatible. the 99 gsxr 750 isn't listed either, so i use the presets for the 98 gsxr 750
Thanks! wasn't sure if it was because there were any slight modification done to the 05.. there are, but none to the chain that i know of. 03-05 are almost identical.


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